SAVILE, Albany (?1783-1831), of Sweetlands and Oaklands, nr. Okehampton, Devon

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832, ed. D.R. Fisher, 2009
Available from Cambridge University Press



1807 - 9 June 1820

Family and Education

b. ?1783, o. legit. s.1 of Christoph of 3 Park Street, Mdx. and Hill Hall, Hales, Norf. and 2nd w. Jane, da. and coh. of John Savile, linen draper, of Clay Hill, Enfield, Mdx. educ. Christ Church, Oxf. 11 May 1802, aged 18; L. Inn 1804, called 1817. m. 7 Mar. 1815,2 Eleanora Elizabeth, da. of Sir Bourchier Wrey, 7th bt., of Tawstock Court, Barnstaple, Devon, 8s. 5da. suc. fa. 1819. d. 26 Jan. 1831.

Offices Held

Recorder, Okehampton 1807-d.

Capt. E. Devon militia 1820.


Savile, who had inherited all of his father’s estate in 1819, including personalty sworn under £60,000,3 made a fleeting final appearance in the House in this period. Markedly independent in his politics before 1820, at the general election he returned himself and a supporter of Lord Liverpool’s ministry for Okehampton, where his property gave him complete control. However, some seven weeks after the new Parliament met he made way for Lord Glenorchy, a Whig and fellow member of Brooks’s Club. He continued to return paying guests for his borough, apparently without reference to their political leanings. He did not live to see it disfranchised by the Reform Act, dying in January 1831 from ‘an inflammatory affection which ... ran its course with a rapidity baffling all medical assistance’.4 The bulk of his estate, including the property in Okehampton, passed to his eldest son, Albany Bourchier Savile, a minor; his personalty was sworn under £25,000.5

Ref Volumes: 1820-1832

Author: David R. Fisher


  • 1. Robert Farrand* was his father’s illegitimate son.
  • 2. The Times, 15 Mar. 1815; Burke LG states 2 Mar.
  • 3. PROB 11/1616/245; IR26/800/408.
  • 4. Trewman’s Exeter Flying Post, 27 Jan. 1831.
  • 5. PROB 11/1790/543; IR26/1273/579.